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Farmington Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Farmington, New Mexico Full slate in prep basketball. B1 West edition give up a Wmk Frei release Deputy from jail st. Martinville la. Apr two of the cuban inmates holding hostages at a Louisiana jail surrendered in having six others holed up in the Warden s office Friday with a seven captives. The two gave up shortly Breford Midnight thursday Illey also freed three female inmates and a Deputy. With the standoff at the st. Rtin Parish jail in its fifth authorities also said they had regained Access to the jail control room where electronic locks to cells and video and i Blic address systems Are located. The inmates had Previ Oji sly held the control room. A Quot we have control of everything except that Small room Quot sheriff Charles Fuselier said referring to the Warden s office. The standoff began monday Hen cuban inmates armed with homemade knives took hostages while being escorted to an exercise area. As of Friday the cubans held the War Den a Deputy and five female inmates. The cubans a convicts who have completed their us. Sentences but Are being held Indef Nln Elv behind bars in a state of la Gal limbo a Are demanding that they be r0iease.d and said they Are wiling to go and Here hostages were two convicted killers a Lazaro Elisanto Orta who has been in immigration arid naturalization service custody since 1997, and Anthony Deveaux in ins custody since 1998. Fuselier said the hostages were shackled to chairs but we re otherwise being treated Well As negotiations continued. There have been no known injuries. Deputy Brandon m. Boudreaux 20, one of the released hostages went indie Diatel to see his gravely ill Grandfather and arrived just before he died. Quot it was Nice that he could see him before he died Quot Fuselier said. The Grandfather s health did not figure in Boudreaux s release the sheriff said. A see jail a5.Butler Avenue standoff armed Man causes tense moments for police Marc f. Henning the daily times Farmington police patrolman Jason Scott questions Arthur Aragon Friday. Greg mass. Staff writer Farmington a residents of South Butler Avenue were kept from their Homes for iv2 hours Friday while police cordoned off the area because of a gun wielding Man. The Man was arrested ending the standoff and two others also were Quot detained and released for questioning As a result of the incident. Arthur Aragon 26, of Farmington was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. Quot we had an aggravated assault with a firearm within the City Farmington police sgt. Joe Walker Quot he assaulted him with a firearm in retaliation of an alleged Battery that occurred earlier in the week Quot said Farmington police officer Jason Scott. That assault is now under investigation Scott said. Police said the assault happened around 3 . When Aragon pulled out a gun and threatened another person with it at 717 s. Butler ave. Farmington police and san Juan county sheriff s officers were notified of the assault and both responded. They located the car they were looking for outside a House on South Butler. The House was located just outside the Southern City limit about 100 feet South of the Point in which South Butler becomes county Road 5990. The gun which was described As having a Satin Nickel finish was recovered from the area around the time of Aragon s arrest. Residents of the area were not let Back into their Homes until the scene was cleared which happened at 4 25 ., when police led Aragon up the Road and placed him into the Back of a police Cruiser. Quot we had an aggravated assault with a firearm within the City limits Quot Farmington police sgt. Joe Walker said. Quot the suspect vehicle was found Down Here in the Santa comes to Shiprock Marc f. Henning the daily times Santa a Klaus far right is mobbed by Parade goers a ate Friday at City Market following Shiprock s first Ever Christmas Parade. The event featured 18 lighted floats lots of hot chocolate and Candy gifts for Young two shots fired at Uncle Nathan j. Tohtsoni staff writer Aztec a in a bizarre twist of family feud an Aztec Man is behind bars and charged with shooting at his Uncle. The irony is the Nephew made the 911 Call about the shooting. Joseph Selph 18, was arrest fed thursday and charged with shooting at his Uncle who lives about 650 feet away on 228 county Road 3000, two Miles Southwest of Aztec. Selph was booked into the san Juan county detention Center on charges of attempted murder shooting at an inhabited dwelling and negligent use of a firearm. Kenneth Selph 51, of Aztec a see shooting a5.Bingaman gets support to boost school funds Michele Abbott staff writer Washington a sen. Jeff Bingaman d-n.m., is apparently using at least part of his year end break to generate support for legislation that would substantially increase Royalty dollars to state schools. According to a news release the 37 governors who comprise the interstate Oil and Gas compact commission have Given unanimous endorsement to Senate Bill 1997, which abolishes the practice of net receipts sharing. The endorsement came during the commission s annual meet ing this week in new Orleans. The Bill which Bingaman i introduced last month during the final Days of the session seeks to eliminate a process in place since 1991 whereby a portion of each state s annual Royalty revenues Are channelled into the . Treasury. Jude Mccartin Media Liaison for Bingaman s Washington office explained that under the present system Oil and Gas royalties Are totalled into one balance. Administrative costs based on what was required to operate the program during the previous year Are then taken off the top. What s left is equally divided Between the Federal government and respectively each contributing state. Mccartin said that when the system was implemented nearly nine years ago the Federal government was looking to offset budget deficits by seeking additional Revenue sources. It is a see Bingaman a5.Aztec men sentenced to prison for Armstrong murder friends of Dickson Armstrong of Aztec attended the sentencing of Jason Fisher 19, and Marc f. Henning the daily times a if ion Fisher reacts to the stress of witnessing his Fami-iy-8 emotional pleas for leniency in his sentencing Friday. Stephen Sai Chez 20, both of Aztec. After iv2 hours of testimony District judge William Birdsall sentenced the men to \6% years plus funeral expenses. Using the Alford is. North Carolina pleas the men pleaded guilty aug. 25 to one count of. Second degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit. Robbery. Their Alford pleas mean the me there was something agreed to accept a plea bargain but did not have to admit their guilt in court. Armstrong was found in a ditch near Martinez Lane in Aztec july 29, he had sustained 14 Nathan j. Tohtsoni staff writer Aztec a the courtroom was packed Friday As supporters lined the Walls As two Aztec men were sentenced by eat de ath to is Point i wish of a 50-year-old Aztec Man. R j r in family and profound 1 could soy. Such a tragedy. Such a tragedy District judge William Birdsall 1998. Broken ribs was robbed and left to die. A see Santib icing a5. Marc f. Henning the Dally times Stephen Sanchez right is embraced by a family member Friday following his sentencing in District canaveral Fla. A rain and thick Low Clouds forced Nasa to cd off a ii Day night s launch of space Pittle discovery on a Mission to get the Hubble space Tele be working again. It was the a the delay for the it and Cost Nasa $750,000 in fuel and overtime pay. A Auncy managers said they would try again saturday night iut the weather was t expected to be much better. For weeks officials have this is like being an expectant father whose wife has gone into false labor Quot David Leckrone a senior Hubble scientist been saying thai Satoda would be their final launch attempt of the year. But Joseph Rothenberg head of Nasa s space flight program said late Friday that the space Agency was considering one last try on sunday night if necessary. Quot if we feel that the team is fatigued we re not going to try it Quot Rothenberg told reporters. Quot there s not a Glimmer of Hopie beyond sunday and sunday right now is just a As for saturday forecasters gave a 70 percent Chance of interfering Clouds and rain for the 8 21 . Launch attempt. Discovery and its seven Man Crew were supposed to blast off at 8 47 ., but rain and Clouds prevented an on time departure. The weather was so bad in fact that Nasa had trouble launching High attitude balloons to measure the wind. Nasa held the countdown at the nine minute Mark in Hopes the weather would improve. But a see shuttle a5.town talk lottery. .a2 subdivision tabled .a3 editorial. .a6 funeral notice.a7 sports .b1 scoreboard .b3 new mexico.b5 nation .86 explosives seized.87 world.88 russians continue assault on chechen capital b8 classifieds.c1 Market in review. .c6

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